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    July 12, 2013
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>> stephanie: okay. we have no jacki schechner. all right. you know what, chris, some days you just feel like the foam dummy in the zimmerman trial. had a wtf story for jacki in florida, but we'll wait. marcia clark who has been so great all over the tv on this
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trial, and we'll talk with john fugelsang in hour number three. also dcc -- i also get that wrong, dccc steve isreal calls in to talk about the gop house caucus. in the meantime here she is jacki schechner in the current news center. >> good morning, everybody. happy friday. the jury starts deliberation in the george zimmerman trial today. the prosecution tried to convince jurors that george zimmerman was not in imminent life-threatening danger. they honed in on statements following the deadly altercation. now the defense gets three hours to wrap up its case and will argue that zimmerman is not a
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racist and was was being beaten when we fired his shot. we're going to head over to russia now and check in on edward snowden who has invited people to come visit him in his new home in the moscow airport. he sent a letter to human rights organizations to join him in the center of the arrival hall in terminal f. an airport staff member will be waiting to vet invitees who will be asked to bring an copy to the letter in order to come in. the u.s. is denying his right to enjoy asylum, and today's statement and discussion will deal with possible next steps. they are skeptical to the otten
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tisz advertisety of the letter but plan to attend just in case. good thing he is doing that laying low thing. we're back after the break. ♪ you must be high. >> i think the number one thing that viewers like about "the young turks" is that we're honest. i think the audience gets that i actually mean it. >> you're putting out there something that you're proud of. journalists want the the story and they want the right story and the want the true story. >> you can say anything here. >> i spent a couple of hours with a hooker. >> your mistake was writing a check. >> she never cashed it! >> the war room. >> compared to other countries with tighter gun safety laws our death toll is just staggering. >> the young turks. >> the top bankers who funneled all the money to the drug lords, no sentence. there's just no justice in that. >> viewpoint. >> carl rove said today that mitt romney is a lock to win next pope. he's garunteeing it. >> joy behar: say anything. >> is the bottom line then that no white person should ever, ever, ever use the "n" word?
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>> yes! >> only on current tv.
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tv and sometimes these things happen. >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. ♪ it's a beautiful day ♪ ♪ don't let it get away ♪ >> stephanie: yaw hah, it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. six minutes after the hour. yes, join us if you feel like the styrofoam dummy in the george zimmerman trial this week. it has been a long week. how is that for abuse thing? >> i know. >> stephanie: a phone dummy. >> and they just have the one phone dummy. >> stephanie: right.
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there's not a stand-in nothing. >> don't talk about brian kilmeade that way. >> stephanie: did you see that headline, brian kilmeade throws a basketball in a child's face and then laughs about it. >> then he pretty much blamed the kid. >> right. you should have put your hands up. what is wrong with you. come on put your dukes up. take it. >> how would you like brian kilmeade to be your dad? yikes? >> come on your pansy, fight like a man! >> stephanie: all right. we by the way have marcia clark on the big show today. she has been all over the tv talking about the george zimmerman trial. john fugelsang for fridays with fugelsang, but first, the inventor of twister has died dead hand red. [♪ somber music ♪] >> stephanie: i had many many
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hours of fun playing twister in my youth. he died another 82 charles chuck foley. the game ball game a sensation in 1966. >> wow. i didn't know that. >> i just remember the time she came on the set with a cat in her lap. >> stephanie: was that her? >> no, no it was one of the gabor sisters. >> stephanie: and he said what jim? >> would you like to pet my pussy? as long as you get that dam cat out of your lap. [♪ circus music ♪] >> stephanie: all right. we have gotten off of the rails already. [♪breaking news theme♪] >> stephanie: we mentioned this yesterday, they won't be able to consider a manslaughter charge in the george zimmerman trial.
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they will be able to ponder manslaughter in the charge. over the objection of the whiny defense counsel -- i just injected that word. like a toddler that has just been hit in the face with a basketball which brian kilmeade. literally the judge had to say stop. i have already ruled. he said you continually disagree with this court after i have made a ruling. he said do not continue to argue with the court after i have ruled. i have made a mistake in the case you can appeal. good day sir, you get nothing. >> you get nothing! >> stephanie: yeah, don west is his name. >> uh-huh. [ baby crying ] >> stephanie: this would reduce the potential sentence from life up to 30 years if convicted.
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the second degree murder charge to be proved, and manslaughter is unlawful killing without malice. i would argue -- how is that not -- how do you not -- >> how is it not intent? >> f-ing punks always get away with this. >> right. and he is not going to get it away with it this time. >> stephanie: do you think he got fonder of trayvon after he called him a f-ing [ censor bleep ]. >> the prosecution would be good to bring this up. >> stephanie: right. right. >> and maybe the jury will talk about it in the jury room. the is assistant yesterday.
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>> a teenager is dead. he is dead through no fault of his own. he is dead because another man made assumptions. >> stephanie: yeah they called george zimmerman, we have said wanna be cop. provoked him into a fight that resulted in a shooting death. they have caught him lying how many times about this story. the attorney again. >> why does this defendant get out of the car if he thinks that trayvon martin is threat to him? why? because he has a gun. he is going to take care of him. he is a wanna be cop. >> stephanie: thank you. a form lapd cop called in and he said i'm a cop, and i would have stayed in the car and wait for
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backup. just like deputy dog there was told to do and he didn't. defense lawyer's closing arguments today. >> yeah, and the jury may get it today. >> stephanie: right. so time and again, the attorney accused zimmerman of lying, which he did. there were a lot of holes in his story. he tries to undermine the contention that he was not following, but rather looking for a street address. i heard commentators shoot that down yesterday, because he lived there. the street sign was right there. er wasn't following him, i was just trying to find an address. >> sure f-ing punks can't find their addresses. >> stephanie: right. they repeatedly quoted him as speaking in police jargon and describing him as the suspect.
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that says it right there. here is the attorney again. >> this defendant made the wrong assumption. he profiled him as a criminal. he assumed certain things that trayvon martin was up to no good. >> stephanie: he went on to say who started this? who followed who? who was mining his own business and of the two who was armed. he avoided mentioning race he parra phased martin luther king trying to defend rachel gentele. she is a long black girl that isn't used to being on the stand. >> right. >> stephanie: he was on the phone with martin. she quoted martin as referring to zimmerman as crazy ass
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cracker. she also testified that martin told zimmerman to get off. she said i had a dream that a witness was judged not by the color of her skin but the content of her testimony. good one. >> yeah. >> stephanie: again, we'll ask marcia clark what she thinks but i feel like they have proved the case of malice and ill intent. and yada yada. >> is that jar-gone. >> jar-gone take me away. >> stephanie: a callgon joke i get it. [♪ circus music ♪] >> stephanie: pat robinson speaks, and therefore there is comedy. apparently he has a huge huge
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gay audience jim. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: apparently many, many homosexuals watch his program. >> i am very pleased that we have many many, many homosexuals watching this program, and many of them are looking for love acceptance, and health and we have thousands of these people who are saying, yes, we want to follow jesus. we're not happy with the lifestyle and we want to have a better life. so i think that's wonderful that is happening and i just think, you know we're not anti-gay or anti-anything, but this whole thing came about when they first sought god. >> right. >> stephanie: you started it gays. >> when people reunite with the lord the lord will get the
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priorities the way they are supposed to be. a lot of people are into this kind of thing, because they were abused by a coach, a sibling, a friend, a parent and they don't know any better and they somehow think, well i must be gay, well, they are not and they just need to come out of that. >> stephanie: snap out of it! [ laughter ] >> were you abused by a softball teacher? >> stephanie: no. no. >> did brian kilmeade throw a basketball at your head? your brother probably did. >> you can be gay and follow jesus pat. >> what? >> stephanie: you need to get your priorities in order. >> can you like jesus on facebook. >> stephanie: priorities should be -- get it straight. >> stephanie: who would jesus hit the vomit button for?
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that was yesterday's episode of pat robinson he wishes there was a vomit button on facebook. you shouldn't hit like on pictures of gays. you should only hit vomit. two gay guys only, though. gay chicks -- >> right. >> stephanie: two girls there should be a really like button. >> there should be a lick button. >> as long as the chicks are hot. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i wish there was a vomit button that was a good idea. but for different reasons. >> i just think i'm going to barf! >> stephanie: for people who are showing off. okay. he did have some thoughts on the -- i don't know -- probably the vast majority of homosexuals have not been abused.
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he said those who have not been abused maybe had some chromosomal damage differing them from heterosexuals. so there is that. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: you get damaged chromosomes if you are not abused. so how would you snap out of it chromosome chromosomally? >> just go to chromosomes are us and get yourselves new chromosome chromosome chromosomes, preferably those that don't have sparkle ponies and glitter. >> stephanie: right. we'll have to play that again for the ecclesiastical mook.
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>> stephanie: all right. >> we know what is going on in this thought bubble. the kids don't know but we do. >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ i'm a bitch, i'm a lover i'm a child, i'm a mother i'm a sinner, i'm a saint, i'm your help, i'm your dream, i'm nothing in between, you know you wouldn't want it any other way ♪ >> you are mean. >> stephanie: jim was doing alternative lyrics. >> she is a bitch.
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and that's why her career is nowhere. >> stephanie: oh, by the way, because we start everything important here on the "stephanie miller show," all day trending on twitter was a shark-nado. three sharks were thrown on to land by a tornado. and he deals with it how -- >> with a series of bombs. >> stephanie: that's right. [ explosion ] >> stephanie: devise some home maid bombs that's what you would do there. [♪ circus music ♪] >> it is probably the highest-rated things that sci-fi has done in a long time.
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>> stephanie: i wonder if meredith brooks did the theme song? [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: eric in atlanta on the zimmerman trial. >> caller: hello stephanie. you can't say this on tv, and that is that we have an all white jury and one white hispanic. if i was george zimmerman, this is the perfect situation for him. you understand? >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: he has killed a black person. if i was white and he killed a black person i would want an all-white jury. >> stephanie: yeah. he is an unlikely hero. people that want to make him some sort of second amendment
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hero, wouldn't you pick someone better? how is this defending yourself? >> it's not. >> caller: yeah. >> stephanie: even second amendment people you would think would want to pick a better hero. >> caller: but the point is this what i'm trying to get to is he has an ideal situation. this is like the old times when crimes would be committed against a black person and they would get an all-white jury. it wouldn't make no difference what the evidence was. >> stephanie: yeah, and we saw it the other way with the oj trial. >> caller: look at rodney king. he had an all-while jury. >> stephanie: yeah, and i would like to think we're farther ahead on race in this country, but we'll see. hello, anthony.
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>> caller: did anybody else catch how pat robertson is starting to evolve a little bit. because he has forever said it was a choice and now he has said that it is chromosome, so maybe he is admitting that you are born that way. >> stephanie: he is channelling lady gaga now. >> caller: there you go. >> which means he believes in evolution. >> stephanie: hey! [♪ magic wand ♪] >> stephanie: he nicely said they were damaged chromosomes. so it may be somewhat genetic, and yet they are icky and mutated. >> damaged from watching "will & grace." >> stephanie: right. we should have talked to eric mccormick about that yesterday. >> if you sit too close to the
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tv it -- >> stephanie: right. it turns your chromosomes gay. go ahead. >> caller: i have a little bit for you on the stand your ground law. headline the state newspaper yesterday published in south carolina, home invader shot and killed the homeowner is on trial for murder. he claimed the stand your ground defense. he said the guy was going to kill me, so i killed him first. isn't that rich? >> stephanie: yeah -- >> i broke into his house and he tried to kill me. i had to shoot him. >> stephanie: ohio boy admitted he fatally shot his mother when he was ten over an argument over chores. >> oh, my god. >> stephanie: okay. jim in cleveland. >> caller: yeah steph i'm
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tired of these talking heads talking about their points and they have got to be correct. they are not always correct. i wish somebody would say you are wrong. don't tell me this. >> stephanie: in regards to what lately? >> caller: anything. like obamacare. it's working. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: don't tell me it's not working. >> stephanie: yep. it's interesting, jim, there is a great piece in the "daily beast," the gop is terrified that obamacare could be a success. and you don't hear that on the news. we'll talk about this next, because it is. and there are a number of quantitative numbers it is working. why would the koch brothers spend even more money after flushing how many millions down the karl rove toilet? because they are terrified. right back on the "stephanie miller show."
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♪ 1 thing than viewers like about the young turks is that were honest. they know that i'm not bsing them for some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know i'm going to be the first one to call them out. cenk on air>> what's unacceptable is how washington continues to screw the middle class over. cenk off air i don't want the middle class taking the brunt of the spending cuts and all the different programs that wind up hurting the middle class. cenk on air you got to go to the local level, the state level and we have to fight hard to make sure they can't buy our politics anymore. cenk off air and they can question if i'm right about that. but i think the audience gets that, i actually mean it. cenk on air 3 trillion dollars in spending cuts! narrator uniquely progressive and always topical the worlds largest online news show is on current tv. cenk off air and i think the audience gets, "this guys to best of his abilities is trying to look out for us." only on current tv!
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♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> is judgmental and frankly just obnoxious. >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." thirty-four minutes after the hour. who is having a friday pizza party? who brought enough pizza to share? >> momma did. >> stephanie: yay. [ applause ] >> stephanie: and also you claim that story never happened. he thinks it is zsa zsa gabor that had the cat on her lap, and was the famous line where she
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said would you like to pet my pussy and he said sure move the cat. and they are saying it never happened. >> yeah snopes said it is one of the greatest manufactured memories in modern popular culture. no matter how many millions of people swear they were watching it simply didn't happen. both johnny carson and zsa zsa gabor claim it never happened. >> i deny that shark-nato happened. >> stephanie: you can't deny that. >> stephanie: earl in chapel hills. >> caller: good morning. i wanted to talk about how the north carolina state government has taken us back to the 1950s, and it's a shame what they are doing to education. >> stephanie: that was clever the way they shoved the abortion bill into a motorcycle safety bill. >> caller: yes, they did.
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and want to eliminate increased teachers salaries for those that have master's degrees. and they say that will save money, and they want to allow guns in bars. >> stephanie: yeah, guns and alcohol. it's it's like peanut butter and jelly. >> uh-huh. >> stephanie: i was telling you about this great piece the gop is terrified obamacare could be a success. he writes has anybody else noticed how pathetically frightened the gop is that obamacare might be a success. this could not possibly be a reasonable accommodation to
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predict jobs and businesses because everyone knows this president hates jobs and businesses. this is destined to result in abject failure. that's where every republican has told us over and over again, hoping repeated their prediction enough times might somehow make it true. we played the sound bites yesterday of all -- remember the whispery guy. it's a disaster. >> he's black. that was lame. >> stephanie: yeah, so blah blah blah, here is my question if republicans are so confident obamacare will end badly, why not shut up about it? >> right. let it fail. >> stephanie: we had an election, we had a conservative chief justice handed down a victory. he said why not sit back and
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wait for this crazy experiment to self destruct. republicans are terrified obamacare could actually work. already the law has provided 54 million americans free access to check upservices. nearly 13 million consumers have received more than $1 billion in rebates. from insurance companies that have overcharged them. there are more than 3 million happy young adults who are allowed to stay on their parent's plan until 26. and the new insurance options have come in lower than expected. as these successes build, republicans are trying to scare the hell out of everyone else
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and they talk about the koch brothers who are spending millions to put out these lies. mitch mcconnell threatened the nfl for considering helping educate americans. this is the law of the land. >> and they cap it lated to mitch mcconnell. >> i won. i beat up all of those nfl pan sis. put them up. put emup. i threatened to roll on them with my shell. >> stephanie: they feel they must burn our village to save it. all three branches of their democratically elected government have passed and upheld a law that will finally allow them to see a doctor
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without going broke. as jacki said over and over again, this is a heavy lift. this is not going to be easy. no big program ever has been. some wounds will be self inflicted, by poorly written provisions, others will be inflicted by republican governors. but there's now plenty of evidence if we as a nation want obamacare to work it will work. we can start focusing on fixing and improving it over the next year. i know there are many republicans that feel this way as well. these americans need to speak up and be heard, because the antics of their frightened republicans in washington are embarrassing
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everyone. [ applause ] >> stephanie: the president's carney yesterday. >> they want to kill the bill. >> stephanie: exactly. representative nancy pelosi yesterday. >> the mandate was not relayed. certain reporting by businesses that could be perceived as onerous, that reporting requirement was delayed. >> so are they sending [ inaudible ] in with a samurai sword to kill the bill? >> daryl hannah wore the aye patch. >> stephanie: right. john hume. >> we're talking about permanent delay. we would like to see the thing delayed completely for everybody. >> stephanie: yeah the house is too busy getting immigration -- oh no they are
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not. [♪ somber music ♪] >> stephanie: we'll talk to steve isreal about this. the house -- >> they are in disarray. >> stephanie: what is the point of them? they are like a condom with a hole in it. >> they are in disarray and that array. >> stephanie: boehner is one of the most worthless leaders the house has seen in a very long time. >> stay out of the tavern! [ glugging sound ] >> stephanie: here is the good thing. gop representative trusting obama with border security is like trusting clinton with your daughter? >> really? >> stephanie: kangrus congressman -- >> kangrus.
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>> stephanie: half kangaroo half kangrusman. >> call it kang-nato. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: he tweeted most house rs agree, trusting obama with border security is like trusting bill clinton with your daughter. [♪ circus music ♪] >> stephanie: border security fyi, has increased under obama's watch. >> but they don't care about details like that. >> like getting in a plane with whilely post. >> stephanie: that's right. all right then. yes, the president, by the way is pushing house republicans on immigration. good luck with that. ♪ >> stephanie: do i have something? >> no, i had an itch. >> stephanie: every time you do
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that i have something on my face. >> no usually i'm looking at you. >> stephanie: i'm starting to lose more feeling in my face. >> as you have more and more work done you have less and less feeling in your face. there are only so many times you can cut up your face without damaging every single nerve there. >> i can't feel something in many face. >> stephanie: didn't i have something green yesterday -- >> yeah you had three green vertical stripes on your face. >> stephanie: president obama -- have you seen this? somebody was saying last week on the sunday's show. this has ever republican goal in there, right? expand the economy 3.3% reduce the federal deficit by almost
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850 billion over 20 years. he said he was open to do anything in congress he thought would be helpful. here is what they think would be helpful, and that's obstructing everything that he wants to do. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: most republicans believe they can defeat a democratic challenger in the reelection, but they don't know if they are face a democratic challenge if they vote for the immigration bill. this is what it has come to. james linkford said passing legislation is not that important. this is a problem that has festered for decades. >> sure. >> like leaking radiation in the pacific ocean. it's fine. >> has it become a pus-filled
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boil yet? no. >> stephanie: ewe. >> what? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: for a good time call now, 1-800-steph-1-2.
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(cenk) it's go time! it's go time! it's go time! go time. you know what time it is. go time! it's go time. what time is it rob? here comes the young turks go time! it's go time. oh is it? oh, then it's go time. anybody? anybody? what time is it? oh, right. it's go time! >> she gets the comedians laughing... >> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> and current will let me say anything.
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>> only on current tv. ♪ ♪ i took my baby to the drive-in show, he is turned the speaker down, and then she turned on the radio -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ she's got the boogie fever ♪ >> stephanie: yeah, yet it.
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mike in west virginia. >> caller: good morning, i'm glad that reverend robertson feels he has massive contention of chrome-sexuals. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: what a douche nozzle. any way, i love the show. we saw you out here in d.c. and loved it. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: we can whisper too. it works. obamacare is working. do you hear the republican kinison screaming it's working. [ laughter ] >> caller: thanks guys. >> stephanie: thanks honey. love ya, mean it. it looked like immigration was the one thing they would get done just for politics.
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house republicans yesterday came down overwhelmingly against the comprehensive overhaul. somebody said that is a dirty word. it reeks of amnesty. raul labrador -- >> i don't think that's his name. >> stephanie: pardon me. i made a mistake. putting in jeopardy the future of sweeping legislation. the boner told house republicans that they would be in a weaker position if they did nothing to answer the immigration measure that was just passed by the senate. john mccain. >> our message to our colleagues in the house is, we are ready to negotiate, ready to talk we are ready to sit down with you and negotiate, and bring this issue to a conclusion that we all
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agree has to be addressed. >> stephanie: and the house as a body said grampy pull our finger. [ farting sounds ] >> stephanie: it does not plan to take up anything resembling the senate bill. george w. bush said he long believed he planned to overhaul the system. they are not even george bush's party anymore. >> no. >> stephanie: chuck schumer yesterday. >> to say that this is just like the president's health care bill, nothing could be furtherer from the truth. this is just what america wants us to do move forward in a bipartisan way. >> stephanie: right. we talked about this yesterday, marco -- >> rubio. >> stephanie: yeah.
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being spurned by original tea party supporters. the feedback received is that people are extremely upset with rubio. >> disappointed! >> stephanie: yeah, several have said they are no longer going to support him. and that's just the senate version. he specifically said he wanted to enforce the borders, and wanted a wall, and he wasn't going to support amnesty. although tea party supporters alone did not elect rubio, their advocacy advocacy gave him a significant riff. now he is done. he is in for a big surprise. >> hum. >> stephanie: however, while rubio may have hurt himself at home, the poll -- the latest
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poll has shown that it has transformed his fortune with potential latino voters almost overnight. the same poll shows hillary clinton taking nearly two-thirds against any republican in she wants to run. oh dear. ♪ nah nah nah nah nah ♪ >> stephanie: hello lynn in chicago. >> caller: hi. nice to get through. i want to say hi to the guys too. >> hello. >> hello. >> caller: hi. because i'm going to tell you now that all you do is make me laugh, and i laugh through the whole show. >> stephanie: it's not all we do. i do for instance a lot of drinking after i leave here. chris goes and lifts an entire gym. >> caller: the gentleman that
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called about the jury for the trayvon martin jury and they were all women, and five of them are white, and one is hispanic. but five of them are mothers. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: i'm a mother. i don't know anything about the south. but i as a mother that to me is way more important than whatever color trayvon martin was. you have this huge man who has a gun, and he had a 17-year-old boy. i am the mother of two sons, so i could never -- i could never say, oh, well he is a black kid, so you know -- he is a child. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: and i don't want -- >> stephanie: you can tell that's why they put zimmerman's mother on the stand. that's my georgy screaming. >> caller: yeah but that didn't sway me at all.
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i tried not to watch the trial, but it is on every trial. it's not like the jodi arias trial that you didn't have to watch it. >> and even if you are watching something else it is there in a little window in the lower right-hand corner. >> stephanie: right. but as we were saying there is race and all of this stuff that is what is making it compelling for people i guess. >> caller: really? i think jodi arias was a lot more compelling actually. because what she did to jason alexander -- i think -- >> stephanie: no, jason alexander -- >> caller: what was his name? >> stephanie: that was two trials ago -- >> caller: wasn't it jason?
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>> stephanie: travis. >> caller: yeah, i'm sorry. travis alexander. what she did to him -- the way she did it to this guy? >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: i mean come on that was way more compelling to watch on tv. >> stephanie: i think this has gun stuff in it the stand your ground law it has race -- >> caller: oh, yeah i forgot that, that stand your ground because i'm not from the south. from the north, where i'm from no one i knew no kid i grew up with, no family i went to visit ever had a gun. there was nothing. snee me too. >> caller: it was like come and look at my dad's gun. >> stephanie: me too. i wouldn't have had the first idea where to get a gun. i had a bb gun that was a hand me down from my brother.
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[♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: all right. hour number two current tv land, jacki schechner it's another edition of wtf in florida? florida accidentally outlawed cell phones. a law banning slot machines was banning so quickly and improperly it outlaws any system of devices that could be used for a game of chance.
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passed by governor rick scott. >> oh, nicely done. oops. >> stephanie: he has become governor oops now. >> like we need another reason not to reelect him. >> stephanie: smartphones smarter than the people of florida. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: jacki schechner it's time for news in the current news center. >> good morning, everybody, a new quinnipiac poll on immigration reform finds that 54% of americans support a comprehensive solution that allows the 11 million undocumented americans to stay here and pursue a path to citizenship. now comprehensive reform we know is stalled in the house, and speaker john boehner spoke to the press yesterday. he believes that our system is broken. >> we have a broken system.
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it needs to be fixed, and i made a strong case yesterday that it needs to be fixed and republicans ought to be a part of the solution. >> unfortunately his colleagues don't feel that way. american voters say 69% say gridlock in washington will stop the two parties from passing immigration reform, and while they blame both sides for the inability to get anything done they blame republicans more. 51% of voters say republicans are determined to stop president obama's agenda and 68% say the democratic party is doing too little to compromise. there is a site that uses quotes from representatives like steve
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this show is about analyzing criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. i've worn lots of hats, but i've always kept this going. i've been doing politics now for a dozen years. (vo) he's been called the epic politics man. he's michael shure and his arena is the war room. >> these republicans in congress that think the world ends at the atlantic ocean border and pacific ocean border. the bloggers and the people that are sort of compiling the best of the day. i do a lot of looking at those people as well. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people, but somehow he thinks raising the
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minimum wage is a bad idea for the middle class. but we do care about them right? ♪ ♪ it's a beautiful day ♪ ♪ don't let it get away ♪ >> stephanie: happy friday, everybody. six minutes after the hour. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. marcia clark prosecutor extrordanaire coming up next hour to talk about the zimmerman trial. >> marcia, marcia marcia. >> stephanie: and john fugelsang for fridays with fugelsang. lots going on -- well lots being nothing going on in the house. house approval of a scaled-back
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farm bill setting up even a bigger right over food stamps. steve isreal joining us now. good morning congressman. >> good morning, how are you doing? >> stephanie: good. thanks for joining us. >> happy to do it. >> stephanie: let's start with the farm bill. i'm not sure what the point is of going to work in the house these days do you? >> they love to pass things as long as it is on the far, far right of the extreme. they love passing farm bills as long as they don't fund assistance programs for children and the elderly. they love passing immigration bills as long as it does provide a path to citizenship. anything that is short of indicatoring to their tea party
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base is killed. these people have to go. >> stephanie: yeah, they are no worried about running against democrats they are only worried about getting primaried from the right. >> that's right. you are absolutely right. that's the unintended consequence of redistricting in 2010. it nudged many from fairly moderate to very conservative. so they wake up not thinking about how to move america forward, but how to protect themselves from the far right. if they are worried about a primary from the even further right, that explains why they are so idealogical and unwilling to compromise on any matter. it explains the farm bill and why they will not pass comprehensive immigration
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reform despite the fact that 68 republicans have supported it. it explains why they wouldn't vote for relief for natural disasters. >> stephanie: chairman immigration, everybody thought after the unbelievable drubbing they took in the latino vote that they would do it for political survival and now that isn't even helping. >> yeah. if you are a republican running for president, you have made a political calculation that you have got to have immigration reform otherwise you are going to lose 75% of the latino vote. if you are running as governor you make the same calculation. but if you are a house member
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you have made the calculation that you have to caterer to your base, and the vast majority oppose immigration reform because they are afraid of the right. my job is to win seats for democrats and get the majority so we can continue to fight for the middle class, and we have done analysis and that is that there are only about 23 republican districts in the entire united states congress that has an incumbent that could be persuaded to vote for immigration reform. all of the other districts it would be difficult because their ideology would permit them or a primary won't permit them to. >> stephanie: right.
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nancy pelosi said -- went on to describe support for the immigration reform among traditionally conservative groups referring to law enforcement, the business community, and bible folks. >> right. >> stephanie: all of those groups are for this bill want to get this done and -- >> well -- >> stephanie: go ahead. sorry. >> immigration reform is the right thing to do the smart thing to do, but putting that in the vernacular of the republican caucus doesn't work these days. they don't operate based on what is the right and smart thing to do. they operate based on their political survival. >> stephanie: so where do we go next, chairman on immigration reform? obviously what is coming out now is they are not doing anything vaguely resembling the senate bill, but i guess smaller ineffective bits? >> i don't know.
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they have rejected the bipartisan compromise and what the majority of americans believe. they have rejected what president bush supports. so what i think they have decided to do and they don't exactly invite me to their strategic meeting -- >> stephanie: a grave error on their part. >> right. -- is to break this up into little pieces and have it die a thousand deaths. and our position as democrats is this. we want a solution, and we want a compromise that does secure our borders, but at the same time provides a path to citizenship for those who came here. if we can get it with one comprehensive bill, fine. if we have to break it up into pieces and finally put it all back together at the end of the
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day, we'll respect that too. let's just get this solved. >> stephanie: we were talk about the affordable care act, because we have never been where we are politically. you have a law that is passed. it is affirmed by a conservative supreme court justice, and supreme court, and here we have the koch brothers running ads against the affordable health care act. they just never stop scam scam -- campaigning, right? >> yeah their ideology and extremism is a full-time operation. they still don't accept the fact that barack obama was elected in 2008 and reelected in 2012. >> stephanie: when you vote to repeal a law 37 times -- they are terrified that obamacare is working. >> yeah.
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>> and again, we have provable numbers on a lot of that. >> look, they are all about tearing it down so despite the fact that the law was passed and president obama was reelected on the affordable care act, they are going to continue to spend time on nonsense. if you are a college student, your student loan rate doubled. if you are a defense worker, you started furloughs last week and they are going to have the 38 repeal of the affordable health care act. stop the furloughs, reduce college interest rates for students, start investing in the middle class and moving this country forward. >> stephanie: i have to ask you, because obviously that's the other big thing about phil
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-- filibuster reform. and mitch mcconnell said that's not the way democracy working. >> democracy is paralysis. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: and again that is just provably -- chuck hagel is the first time in history. >> yeah. >> stephanie: it is literally, again, on these appointments. win the white house and you can appoint your own staff but we have never had people trying to obstruct appointments. >> yeah. and we're not even talking about judges. i'm a member of the house of representatives, by boy am i rooting for harry reid to stop this nonsense. >> stephanie: yeah, i am too. and i'm such a geek that i already look forward to meet the press like nobody's business. chairman steve isreal of the dccc, thanks so much for taking time for us. >> thank you so much.
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>> stephanie: thanks steve. i'm snorting geek all over the place. because now he is working with senator senator senator merkley. it was very tense yesterday. crackling sexual tension -- >> yes. it will be both mcconnell and reid on meet the press. >> he completes me. >> stephanie: oh my god. ermahgerd. >> i complete you. >> there's room in my shell for two. >> stephanie: david in chicago on the zimmerman trial. >> caller: hi. i'm shocked that you would cosign that previous call. >> stephanie: what are you talking about. >> caller: the woman said she had tried not to watch the trial but clearly made up her mind on how it should come out. and as a lawyer i think we
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should listen to the evidence before we make up our minds. >> stephanie: i have watched a lot of it -- >> caller: no, the woman that called, said she tried not to watch the trial, but clearly had made up her mind. and they are making a decision in a vacuum -- >> stephanie: certainly a lot of people don't have time to watch the whole trial, but you can read a lot of the synopsis on what is happening, though can't you? >> caller: she didn't say she had done that. why can't we listen to the evidence? >> stephanie: listen i need today watch shark nato and watch the synopsis of the trial -- >> but we're not in the jury room -- >> stephanie: yeah, and you're not the boss of me. >> caller: i'm certainly not. but i think we should have a more informed opinion. >> stephanie: what is your opinion? >> caller: my opinion is that the state has failed to present
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a convention case and we don't know what happened and so to subscribe to guilt or innocence really is not supported either way, and i think we have to go with the evidence that the state did not make their case. >> stephanie: how did they not make their case -- >> caller: he had the gun in self-defense. >> stephanie: he followed the kid -- >> caller: the kid followed him as well. >> stephanie: how do you know that? >> caller: because of eyewitness testimony. that's why i watched the trial. >> stephanie: nobody said he followed zimmerman -- >> caller: a witness testified that he saw trayvon martin approaching george zimmerman -- >> stephanie: well probably to say why are you following me? that's what the testimony was. >> caller: in a threatening way possibly --
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>> stephanie: right. why are you threatening me carrying a gun? >> caller: he gun was concealed. >> stephanie: all right. didn't you know he is black? didn't you notice? >> with a hoodie. >> yeah, he had a hoodie! what could george have done? he had a hoodie. >> stephanie: eighteen minutes after the hour. right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: there is a tea party in her pants, and you are invited. call now, 1-800-steph-1-2. ♪
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1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. [♪breaking news theme♪] >> stephanie: janet napolitano will step down from her post later this summer to run the university of california. >> it's for rich folk. >> stephanie: all right. -- >> and for film students. >> stephanie: right. 1-800-steph-1-2 the phone number toll free from anywhere. oh, also -- [♪breaking news theme♪] >> [ inaudible ]. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: sources confirm, virginia governor transvaginal probe mcdonald considering resignation. state and federal prosecutors turned up what they feel to
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charge him and his wife with one or more felonies and as a consequence, he is attempting to negotiate his resignation. it's bling-gazi. [♪ circus music ♪] >> stephanie: governor mcdonald should not be allowed to resign before the women of virginia get to do a full body search. [♪ circus music ♪] >> stephanie: i'm sleepy. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: let's go to kim in modesto. >> caller: good morning. you are sleepy, so am i. you are so eye candy. you and the guys are unbelievable. >> stephanie: thanks. go ahead. >> caller: i want to save your butt on the supposed lawyer that
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has been supposedly watching the trial. he gets out of the truck when they tell him not to and he has a chambered round in his gun. he chambered the round, took the cartridge out, put another bullet in. i don't think the gun was behind his back, i think it was in his hand. >> stephanie: yeah. kim this, quote unquote, lawyer says oh, it was concealed -- how does he know that, except that's what zimmerman said? >> caller: yeah i call him the snapping bulldog maher, the tall guy with the funny teeth, he keeps pointing to the front of his pants. and when zimmerman did the
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reenactment it was in the back of his pants. >> stephanie: how does he get his guns out of the back of his pants? unless he is shark-topus. [♪ dramatic music ♪] >> stephanie: somebody is already looking forward to shark-nato two. >> the shark-anating. >> stephanie: go ahead you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: everybody should go out and get a chain saw to be prepared -- >> for the shark nato? >> caller: yes so you can cut yourself out of the tail of the shark and bring a friend. >> and a friend of mine says the
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national weather service would be surprised to find out you could kill a tornado by dropping a bomb. >> caller: i know that was hilarious. >> caller: good thing i live on the other shore. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: can i quickly mention one thing about zimmerman? >> stephanie: yes, please. >> caller: they made him appear that he was so weak and such a mild person, that why would he go after a person that he suspected was a criminal unless he knew that he had the gun and that he could kill somebody? >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: why would somebody as mild and small as zimmerman go after this big, strapping person? >> stephanie: right. >> caller: nobody in their right mind would do that. >> stephanie: yeah because he was a cop wanna be.
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>> uh-huh. >> stephanie: brett in louisiana, you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: good morning. couple of quick things number 1 in a self-defense situation you don't have much time to react -- >> stephanie: yeah, that's not a lot of time to react when you have called the police and they told you to stay in your car -- >> caller: i'm talking about what hand after that. i was in a situation like that and the only thing that saved me was a video camera -- >> stephanie: i need to hear more about that, brett hang on. right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ (kaj) jack, how old are you? >> nine. (adam) this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. way inside. (christoff) we're patrolling the area looking for guns, drugs
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>> i'm kind of a comedy snob and -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. . >> -- does make me laugh. >> stephanie: it is the "stephanie miller show." scott reminds us that the shark-nato sequel is called she-sunami. [♪ circus music ♪] >> stephanie: okay. let's go back to brett -- >> when the sheet-sues hit the fan. >> stephanie: right. brett in louisiana. go ahead, you were talking about the zimmerman case and you were in a similar situation, how? >> caller: when i was living in oregon, this guy was drunk and tried to pick a fight with an old man, and i stepped in between to see if i could calm the situation down.
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and the old man ended up leaving, and shortly after the guy started to threaten me. and i told my wife to pay the tab, and i went to get the car, and he followed me. and i turned around and he told me he was going to kick my ass. he took a swing at me and i hit him one time and his head hit a curve, and he was in the icu, and i was charged. but the owner had a video camera, and we were able to get that to the district attorney and they dropped the charges. but i was looking at serious time, and the district attorney would not look at any evidence of this guy being kicked out of bars and his previous history. >> stephanie: but how is that the same is the zimmerman case?
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>> caller: i'm just saying when something like that happens and you are being attacked you have a very short amount of time to react. and that's what the law says does the person who is in fear feel their life is in danger. he made a lot of bad decisions, but it's not illegal to follow the guy. what happened after that he might have been an out-right murderer -- >> stephanie: how is that not profiling and stocking -- you are looking for trouble. this is a guy that is going to pick a fight. >> caller: that's speculation, just like he may have been going to keep an eye on the guy until the police got there. we don't know that. and that's the sad thing about this case. we have two families that have been effected by this -- and the
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whole damn thing is a tragedy, and if he would have stayed in his truck this wouldn't have happened. >> stephanie: exactly. diane in new jersey. >> caller: good morning. i just want to first tell you i'm 61 years old, i have been watching for a new months and i now also am wearing a peace necklace ever day. i remember the zimmerman trial the videotape when they brought him in for questioning zimmerman -- i don't remember him holding his head or anything. and these injuries that i see in the pictures they don't look like somebody that gets hit into concrete, they look kind of like self inflicted -- like with little razor blades. >> stephanie: yeah and i heard -- i'm not obviously a gun
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expert, but somebody was saying that kick backs from the gun could have caused that one facial injury? >> caller: yes, just a terrible terrible situation. thanks for taking my call. >> stephanie: yeah. kev in dc. >> caller: hey, shark-nato rules. >> stephanie: oh hello. >> caller: good morning, lovely stephanie. i have delayed commenting on the zimmerman trial, because for obvious reasons it hit home and it angers me sometimes, but i mean even liberal caucasians sometimes get nervous with that so i have tried to do it with a little bit more calm. but the recent calls show me that in general, the [ inaudible ] of this country
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sees a black man as a threat. so me this is the obvious thing of a child. a section of this country just can't see it. if this was a black man that followed and stalked a white kid, it wouldn't even be -- i doubt the man would have even made it to jail. they probably would have shot him. but the bottom line is you can't see -- and i have experience in my youth. you can probably have a lot of your black male listeners tell you all of their war stories about being stocked when doing nothing wrong. me and my brother were sitting in front of my house, and we had the cops called on us because it was sinister for two black men in a nice car to be sitting and talking. >> stephanie: you know i do my part. you know i'm not only not scared of black man but runs into their
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arms -- >> and mouth. >> stephanie: you knew something was wrong when this pretty little white woman ran into a black man's arms. >> caller: that line cracks me up. >> stephanie: let's go to nole in los angeles. >> caller: hey, steph. the times that i have been watching at the zimmerman trial, i look at george zimmerman and think to myself if i was being subjected what he is being subjected to ji would be crying vomiting, and this guy looks like he just had a happy meal. >> stephanie: yeah. and one of the most damaging things is playing that clip on hannity, where he said if you
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had to do it over again, would you do anything different? and he said no not really. >> caller: yeah, can we not have a george zimmerman trial and still get the immigration reform reform passed and still get people fed through the farm bill? i know this is important but we have other issues too to solve in this country. >> stephanie: yeah, absolutely. julie, the onetime half asked trial lawyer of the "stephanie miller show," said momma, my opinion guilty. they played the excerpt of hannity, would you do anything different? and zimmerman said nope, i wouldn't change a thing. the defendant regrets nothing, has learned nothing. nicely done, sir. nicely done. and she said the defense was too
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cute by half. failed in my opinion to provide an explanation for the jury especially five mothers who would have said yeah would do the same thing. all right. let's go to jason in dc. welcome. >> caller: hey, guys. i just wanted to say i'm not on the jury i was not a witness, and i really have no idea what the outcome is going to be. a lot of the suppositions we make here, member that's the reason we have faith in the court system. i just hope no matter what the verdict is, we don't resolve this by resorting to violence. >> stephanie: i agree. >> caller: i look at trayvon, and like everybody else has been saying, that looks like a son of mine, and our own president through his drone policies is
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responsible for the deaths of hundreds of women and children because of these drone strikes. one high-value target is responsible for 49 people getting killed -- >> stephanie: so you are comparing trayvon to the drone policy? >> caller: no, but if we value life itself we have to take an honest judgment on what we're doing on a worldly level also. >> stephanie: okay. i understand what you are saying, but honestly, is this the first president -- >> caller: no, but -- >> stephanie: let's compare him to george bush. >> caller: look, i'm not trying to change the subject to whoever it is. all of these administrations themselves, if we're not messing in other parts of the weirdorld, then there would be women and children alive today -- >> stephanie: so if you were president would you not be using drones at all --
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>> caller: not if it could possibly kill an innocent person -- >> stephanie: george bush took out an entire block -- >> but that doesn't make this right. >> i agree with the caller. >> caller: what would you do? not use drones at all? >> you are turning people against america by killing civilians. >> stephanie: so what would you do? >> i'm not president, and i'm not being paid to make these tough decisions. >> stephanie: thank god. ♪ hallelujah ♪ >> stephanie: -- >> but even if we kill all of these bad people the first responders are going to die trying to give aid -- >> if another country did this
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against america, that would be terrorism. >> stephanie: when did you turn against the drone program? >> i -- >> stephanie: jay ellison. >> caller: oh, god that was one of the zombies calling talking to you guys. >> stephanie: yes. hello, i'm all right. thank god. >> caller: let's clear the mud. i want to say -- make a quick reference to the zimmerman trial to say that the kid -- weighed only 126 pounds compared to zimmerman's girth -- >> he was much thinner back then -- >> caller: yeah, but this kid -- some of these people that are complaining against the prosecuting attorney, is -- they are not looking at the fact that this was a kid, and he had no weapon, and the fact that he is also scared because there are sexual predators out.
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you remember, there were three girls just a couple of months ago released from a house they were held in a house for years, and they are adults now. this kid was alone and by himself walking from a store. come on, give him a break. >> stephanie: exactly. >> and zimmerman was told not to pursue him, and he did anyway. and referred to him as one of the so-called f-ing punks. >> right. so send in a drone to kill him. >> and everyone in the whole complex. >> did you feel sideswiped there. >> stephanie: god i hate both of you so much. i wish i had a shark-nato right now that i could -- >> hurl at us? >> stephanie: yes. >> more effective than a drone. >> stephanie: we'll be right
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hilary has presidential hair. [♪breaking news theme♪] >> yeah. >> stephanie: no one needs to read the tea leaves, i can see the hair. come on, that's presidential hair. >> a chick president? what? next thing you know we're going to have a black president. oh, wait that happened. >> stephanie: all right. rick in illinois. hi, rick? >> caller: good morning. i have been on a jury for a burglary case. and jurors are a strange lot. you listen to a long drawn-out process, and lawyers are doing their lawyer thing, and something piques your interest that you focus on as jurors and what i can't help but think is the 911 operator today stop pursuing him and then he pursues him. i just can't help but think
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that -- you know -- that makes him in my mind guilty of at least manslaughter. >> stephanie: right. >> caller: i don't have a dog in this hunt. i am not an hispanic or black, but i am an american that wants justice, and you look at the actions. you hear that preponderance of evidence stuff, and you think there is a thing that happened in real life and was told to stop. he didn't stop. and like the caller who said he hit his head on a rock or whatever. and the police say okay. we're on it. don't intervene, or you'll throw water on it or something -- but if you accidentally kill someone by pushing them against the wall, you are putting yourself in harm and zimmerman put himself -- he killed a person -- you know, he killed a
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person and he put himself in the predicament he is in now. >> stephanie: yeah and i think that's why that hannity interview is so damming. who says if you had it to do over again, would you do anything different? and zimmerman said no? >> yeah, i would kill him again. >> stephanie: wow. speaking of fights -- ♪ >> stephanie: harry reid and senator mitch mcconnell yesterday. >> i'm sorry you had to see this. >> stephanie: going nuclear. >> i think you should use the nuclear option -- >> using a shark-nato would get more publicity. >> he believes that means sit down and shut up. this is a sad, sad day here. if we don't pull back my friend
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is going to be remembered as the leader of the senate that was the worst in history. >> stephanie: okay. senator harry reid. >> i don't want him to feel sorry for a senate. certainly not from him, and i'm going to continue to try to speak in a tone that is appropriate. this name-calling -- i guess he follows the demagogue theory that the more you say something that is false, people start believing it. >> stephanie: uh-huh. the nuclear option which would prevent republicans from filibustering -- >> it's just not fair. my friend is an a-hole.
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>> shaf said that comety has become comedy. >> something could be said but not by me. >> stephanie: what could be said is -- ♪ you are a lying sack of crap ♪ >> stephanie: reid will appear on meet the press to discuss the nuclear option of filibuster reform. and this time he is working with senator merkley, because i think this time he realizes i don't think he has any choice. mitch mcconnell has not kept his word. the rules change would not apply to judicial nominees. the president was elected and has the right to choose his own staff free of a filibuster. if republicans want to pick the staff, they should win the
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election and pick their own staff. great point. reid said the obstruction has continued at every level and through creative new methods. he has been warning that nuclear option will come back to haunt them. they are willing to do permanent irreversible damage to this institution. like you haven't already? let me assure you this pandora's box once opened will be utilized again and again. reid said i don't care who is elected, that person shouldn't have to go through what we have gone through. ♪ let's hear it for the boy ♪ >> stephanie: no harry. sam in phoenix you are on the "stephanie miller show." hello, sam? >> caller: hello. >> stephanie: hi, go ahead. >> caller: okay.
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first thing -- the few things on the zimmerman trial is that one, obviously he was told -- obviously we heard the 911 call and he has his mind made up on this guy. two, he was told not to follow him, but did so anyways. three, if he confronted him, according to the [ inaudible ] instructor, he wasn't anything he was soft or whatever -- >> stephanie: he was afraid because he had a gun. >> he must suck as an mma trainer. >> stephanie: marcia clark next as we continue on the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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♪ >> stephanie: oh hello current tv land, hour number 3. i almost didn't get back in time. i had to put more vodka in my screwdriver. >> stephanie: i was wondering if today was a special occasion or a launder day? >> stephanie: i know. i had already done my lipstick which was pink and i had a different pink shirt on. >> i like the pink. i'm just impressed with the formal attire. >> stephanie: thank you. >> you went with a look i like that. >> stephanie: thank you very much. this has been another episode of girl talk. here she is jacki schechner of the current news center.
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>> good morning, everybody. u.s. homeland security secretary janet napolitano resigning today. she will be the first female president in the california university's history. she attended santa clara university. in 1993 president clinton appointed the u.s. attorney in arizona and then she went on to win elections there as state attorney general, and twice as governor. president obama picked her to head up homeland security in 2009, and she was the first ever woman to hold that position too. she will start her new job in september. the search committee says she will bring a fresh pair of eyes as an advocate for the school system, and was a standout
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amongst the 300 candidates that they considered. edward snowden met with officials at the moscow airport. the group includes representatives from amnesty international. he again will seek asylum in russia. the russian president said about ten days ago that snowden could stay in russia if he agreed to stop leaking u.s. secrets. snowden then withdrew his request. putin as put the same expectations on the table once again. he has offers or asylum from several countries, but doesn't have a u.s. passport anymore, and it's unclear how he would be able to get there without that. we're back with more news next hour. stay with us. to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the
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other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. i've worn lots of hats, but i've always kept this going. i've been doing politics now for a dozen years. (vo) he's been called the epic politics man. he's michael shure and his arena is the war room. >> these republicans in congress that think the world ends at the atlantic ocean border and pacific ocean border. the bloggers and the people that are sort of compiling the best i do a lot of looking at those people as well. not only does senator rubio just care about rich people, but somehow he thinks raising the minimum wage is a bad idea for the middle class. but we do care about them right?
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eliot spitzer eliot spitzer will be running for new york city comptroller. >> indeed. that took 27,000 signatures, somewhat more than what was required. >> stephanie: right. now when are you running? >> let's see. i think the death penalty is bad, and medical marijuana is good. so never. >> stephanie: never. speaking of trials and things of this sort. what do you think is going to happen in the zimmerman case? >> oh, has that begun? i missed that. i have been all about shark-nato. it's really interesting -- i didn't expect this to be the mini series daytime event of the summer. and for me in many ways if he would have been arrested that night, we would have never heard about it.
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i was on cnn when this happened. and to me the real story was this guy didn't get arrested. and there was a few african american radio stations and then more people saying hey, man, there needs to be an arrest and trial here. so to me the fact that he got tried is the real story, and the rest is an epilogue. i find it interesting that fox news is defending a guy who had disobeyed the law, and had previously been arrested for assaulting a cop. they dropped stand your ground. they are not even using it as a defense. the guy is a sad case and i think if he is acquitted, he may suffer a worse incarceration
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than his own life in prison. >> stephanie: jack in new jersey disagrees. hello, jack. >> caller: yeah, couple of things. first of all, several years ago, i lived for 15 years in pennsylvania in a community very similar to the one where this whole incident occurred. >> tropical? >> stephanie: the tropical part of new jersey? >> caller: i don't understand what you are saying. >> that's okay. go on. >> stephanie: go ahead. >> you mean a private gated community. >> caller: yes, correct, private gated community, and what has transpired -- now we don't really care anymore, because everybody's house values went down. but real estate is your biggest investment, and people don't -- don't care anymore, you know that -- and it gets burglarized, it gets vandalized and whatever else and people
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still want to protect their real estate. >> of course. >> caller: this is their biggest investment. and what the guy was doing is by the book. you follow the guy -- >> by the book for who? he didn't live there. he wasn't -- >> stephanie: and he is not a cop. >> he wasn't protecting his own real estate sir. and this kid wasn't breaking any laws. >> caller: he was a guard. >> stephanie: no he wasn't. oh, fox news didn't tell you that fact. >> stephanie: all right. tommy in palm springs on the filibuster reform. >> caller: hi, i don't think harry reid is take it far enough, just putting the stop on him from doing his cabinet position? yes. they shouldn't be filibustering his cabinet positions or agency
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positions, but he also -- they also -- look at all of the judicial nominations that they are holding up to the -- you know, the ninth, i mean to the tenth -- >> the ninth court of appeals. >> caller: yeah, he is not taking out far enough. >> stephanie: right. do you think he should use a shark-nato or nuclear option? >> i think he needs a shark-nato. he is using a squirrel-nato. >> someone sent me a list of ten sci-fi movies that are just as ridiculous. anonymous rex.
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shark-topus. dino crock versus gator -- gator -- gatorator. >> stephanie: john fugelsang, your girlfriend, elizabeth warren. >> yes, call me lizzie. >> stephanie: did you hear about this? aimed at reigning in risk at america's largest wall street banks. it underscores a deepening riff on financial accountability. mccain grampy making sense, says since versions of glass spiegel were reversed greed and
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dangerous risk taking has taken over -- >> what? who are you and what have you done with john mccain. >> woe. so john mccain is really not planning on running for reelection. [♪ dramatic music ♪] >> stephanie: your girlfriend said despite the progress we have made, the biggest banks continue to threaten the economy. they have continued to engage in dangerous high-risk practices that once again put our economy at risk. ♪ it ain't a man's world ♪ ♪ you go girl ♪ >> isn't it great when they elect someone and she does what she says she is going to do. she is my write in for president. >> stephanie: i don't know, hillary clinton has presidential hair. >> she does. and good for mccain. >> that's going to change tomorrow so don't get used to
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it. >> we'll see how bad he wants to keep his job. >> stephanie: [ inaudible ] you are on with john. >> caller: i'm calling to get shouted down by you guys but there are two sides, the prosecution side, the defendant's side and what really happened -- so three sides. >> sure. >> caller: if martin had been a well-behaved kid, he would not have been on a ten-day suspension or been in that neighbor -- >> stephanie: oh, for god's sake -- >> he deserved to lose his life because of that? >> caller: i'm not saying that but i'm saying if he was behaving, he wouldn't have put himself in that situation -- >> he was going to visit his father. >> you know what a leap that is. >> stephanie: oh, my god! >> oh my god! >> he had it coming.
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>> if president reagan would have run a moral agenda sir, he would have been walking out of a homeless shelter that day. >> stephanie: any kid who smokes a joint deserves to be shot. >> wow. >> sir go to black churches and make that argument. >> caller: good morning, everybody. >> hi, dana. >> caller: hi. good morning, john. >> good morning. >> stephanie: she says in her flirtiest voice. >> caller: i know if elizabeth warren wants to be your girlfriend, she has to get in line. >> nobody goes to school on sunday. he was going to watch the super bowl with his dad. he was murdered, period and i think he is going to walk. >> i think he is going to get manslaughter.
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>> caller: he murdered this kid, period, and to me i think -- steph has said this too. one he said don't get out of your car to me that's open and shut. >> stephanie: exactly. >> caller: don't get out. don't follow him. don't approach, whatever. >> stephanie: expectly would you like to change back to your flirty voice to say good-bye to john now? >> caller: yes, i would. >> stephanie: i have to many friends like that. they have two voices. >> i'm very good looking on the radio, so that's nice to hear. >> stephanie: did wendy williams talk to you like that yesterday? >> no she was a bit rufr. >> stephanie: a woman would be talking to me in a normal voice, and then hi john! >> no, you are confusing me with our mutual rocker friend.
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>> stephanie: okay. eighteen minutes after the hour -- >> i get their groupie bread crumbs, folks. >> stephanie: all right. we'll be right book. >> so be honest i have never seen such dysfunction. >> announcer: it's the "stephanie miller show." ♪
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>> that's hilarious! >> ...and the thinkers thinking. >> okay, so there's wiggle-room in the ten commandments is what you're telling me. >> she's joy behar. >> and current will let me say anything. >> only on current tv. ♪ ♪ this goes out to all of the women in the world, especially -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ i put up on your dipsy, and then i dip you dipsy dipsy ♪
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>> stephanie: whoop whoop. it is the "stephanie miller show." welcome it to. twenty-two minutes after the hour. fridays with sexy liberal, john fugelsang, oh, john, who is a new parent of course new in the sense that he is how many months now -- >> 16. >> when do you start using like a year, year and a half -- >> i think it's a lame thing that parents do to hang on to the notion that their kid is a cute little baby rather than a freaky midget thing, and not that there is anything wrong with a freaky midget thing. but i have a beast. i have a 32-pound monster that eats a lot. >> stephanie: well 14 month old toddler buys a car on ebay while
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playing with dad's phone. he bought a 1962 austin healey while his father wasn't paying attention. >> please tell me that the dad had it open to this page. >> out is only going to cost him $1 million. >> stephanie: all right. this one just because i have to. ohio man arrested for [ censor bleep ] a pool raft again. >> f-ing a pool raft? >> stephanie: right. the news broke that the -- that a bike -- [ censor bleep ] -- er is on the loose in sweden and now an ohio man was arrested for having sexual relations with a rubber pool float. >> was it a cute pool float?
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>> it was probably asking for it. i know you want it pool float. >> stephanie: probably a shea lounge. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: this is the fifth time he has been arrested for allegedly [ censor bleep ] a raft. he is a well-known rafter. there are blurred lines. some pool floats want it and some don't -- >> look it's not rapy okay. i respect pool floats most of the time. when i was growing up on the mean streets if paul anka had written the facts of life theme song, i would be working in a [ inaudible ] bar instead. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: you wouldn't have been blown up that tight. >> caller: my pool floats glow
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up giant mie lar-- mylar balloons to show they have a big lung. >> stephanie: he was arrested in 2011 after he was seen engaging in sexual conduct with a pink inflatable swimming pool raft. the witness who was the owner of the raft -- what is his raft? >> george raft? >> stephanie: he suspect took the raft with him after being told to stop. >> as soon as you put a hole in a raft to do it it will deflate -- >> stephanie: well that's why he better hurry.
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you are not at all concerned about satisfying the raft are you? >> exactly. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: by the way -- >> he loved that raft for what it really is. >> stephanie: blurred lines condones rape, that's ridiculous. despicable. >> yeah. he should have called the song no means yes. >> i think it's a catchy song. >> it's very catchy. >> stephanie: the video is a little creepy. >> the lyrics are pretty lame. >> stephanie: my favorite part is when he blows smoke in the girl's face. >> oh it's not you are the hottest bitch in this club? >> stephanie: you know you want it. >> you are the hottest pool float in this club? >> he turned into tom jones and he is going to have 65-year-old
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throwing their bloomers at him in laughlin in 30 years. >> stephanie: he every good girl has a bad side you just have to know how to pull it out of them. >> what he is saying is you are either a good girl or a bad girl, and you can't logically be a good women who enjoys his -- her own sex life. >> i think it's a fun song it's just a little role playing that he is doing. >> stephanie: i said i was horribly offended by it on cnn, and then i immediately put it in my ipod. >> in between lame and evil is skooefy. >> it's skeevil.
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he paid a crew to hang balloons that read he has a thick -- >> stephanie: oh, come on. >> it was a typo it's robin thick is -- >> people have been doing this for ages. >> i know, and listen a man trying to woo a woman with rhyme is nothing new in the anales of poetry. >> stephanie: exactly. we'll be right back on the "stephanie miller show." ♪ >> i think the number one thing that viewers like about "the young turks" is that we're honest. i think the audience gets that i actually mean it. >> you're putting out there something that you're proud of. journalists want the the story and they want the right story and the want the true story.
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>> kids -- >> announcer: stephanie miller. >> was an extremely popular show with an extremely simple premise. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: so simple, it's not worth explaining. >> stephanie: yeah. all right. thirty-four minutes -- it's a shark-nato of nonsense. fridays with sexy liberal, john fugelsang. marcia clark joining us on the big show on zimmerman week. good morning marcia clark. >> good morning, steph how are you? >> stephanie: i can't believe you are here because you are on every channel ever. >> it's all clark all the time. geez. it's not safe to turn on your television set. >> stephanie: you would think you have a new book out, entitled "new ambition."
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>> yes. >> stephanie: it seems incredible to lay people. this seems like such an easy case, right? and yet i have heard people all over the place saying i think he is going to walk. what are you thinking? how do you feel about it as you watch today? >> this is a deceptively easy case, but when it comes down it to, it is kind of hard. because you have a fight witnessed by no one but the two involved and one is dead. >> stephanie: yeah. >> you only have the version for the person who is on trial, who has ever motive to fabricate, or as we call it lie. >> stephanie: yes, as is known in legal circles, lying. >> or the term of art. so it's hard, and in -- what zimmerman claims happened, to me there's a lot of evidence refuting -- or there is evidence refuting it that i find
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reliable, and then you have liz statements that are all over the place that fight with logic but i didn't immediately come to that conclusion i sat and listened and watched both sides, and i kind of became a growing thing, where i thought he did not need to shoot this kid. but what the jury is going to do? we all know we can't predict that. >> stephanie: yes, not since i turned on the tv after oj and heard one of the jurors say i didn't hear any evidence? [ screaming ] >> or the other one what did domestic violence have to do with it? >> stephanie: oh no. >> it's not like we put on any witnesses about that. oh, wait. >> stephanie: marcia sell us about the manslaughter thing. what does that say to you as a prosecutor? >> that strikes me as the easy road for the jury to take. second degree murder requires
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malice under the law, which means ill will. he did not meditate the crime, he went after trayvon because of an intention to do harm an ill will or spite, and then in the course of the fight intentionally shot and killed him. that's second degree, but if you don't believe that if you think that he really was just out there following him, but didn't really -- really didn't have ill will, and got into a fight, trayvon, that he then unreasonably believed was going to cause him imminent death, then you can find him guilty of manslaughter, but if you find that he reasonably believed he was about to die, then it's justifiable homicide, and that's a walk. >> stephanie: marcia doesn't the 911 call with the f-ing punks, and these blank holes. doesn't that show malice
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legally? >> yeah, i think it does. but a juror could disagree and say it shows his frustration with the failure of the cops to stop the burglaries in the neighborhood, but it doesn't show that he had -- i'm just trying to give the other side here -- it doesn't show malice against this kid just in a general sense he is feeling frustrated, so they could reason it that way if they did. >> stephanie: do you feel as bad for the foam dummy in the courtroom as we do? [ laughter ] >> nobody has ever brought that up. i was waiting for that to happen. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i think that's why zimmerman didn't testify, as you alluded, he has a lot of inconsistencies, doesn't he?
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>> yeah, he does. the prosecution doesn't have to use all of his statements that he has made to hannity and to the cops and all of that stuff, you don't have to use those statements. you can put on a bare bones case and try to force him up on the witness standard. and if they did try it that way, he would have to take the stand to get a manslaughter instruction. so i thought that was a possibility. but then when i saw all of these states, i thought okay. that's ever. and no defendant is almost ever advised to take the stand, because danger the prosecution will be in there to slice and dice you up. and in this case in particular you have his best possible performance. it never gets any better for him than that so why put him on the stand so he could make a mess?
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>> stephanie: are you questioning the judgment of someone who would choose sean hannity as their legal advisor. [ laughter ] >> lawrence o'donnell said george zimmerman said in his statement that he had no regrets, but he regrets talking to sean hannity now. >> stephanie: yeah. how damaging is that legally or in terms of how it is going to play with the jury? do you have any regrets? nope. nope. wouldn't do anything differently. really? >> exactly. >> stephanie: you wouldn't stay in your car so an innocent unarmed teenager would still be alive? >> exactly. that particular statement doesn't have that much force -- although they could legally speaking say that goes back to the fact that he has ill will or spite. but, yeah, it has a gut-level impact. are you kidding me? that and saying it's god's plan.
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oh, so you are the hands of god. i think that statement hurts him a lot. >> and very offensive. >> stephanie: yeah, marcia if you had to guess -- first of all what is going to happen today? and what will be the gist of the defense's closing today? >> they will try to dismiss all of these inconsistent statements staying nobody says the same thing the same way twice. and that's true enough. but the problem is the significance of the inconsistencies. if we are out shopping and somebody pulled a gun on us, and then we had to tell the story the next day to the cops we will make different mistakes we will say different things. and those are the kind of
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inconsistencies that honest witnesses make. but his inconsistencies are consist consistently mistakes that exaggerate his injuries explain away where he was following trayvon. and those the kind of mistake that shows he is just a guilty conscious and trying to cover his tracks. >> stephanie: exactly. by the way i find your store rhythm plausible. i hate shopping. now if you would have said we were out drinking. [ laughter ] >> i was never going to write a book and show my lead taking a case to trial in the context of a high-profile media trial, because i thought we're done with that. but we're not. and it is a coincidence that my book shows what it is like to be in the spotlight like that.
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but it keeps happening over and over again, and this is a new form of entertainment, a reality show if you will. it's a sick thing to say, but it seems to be true. >> stephanie: yeah, and there clearly is a racial element. how big of role is that going to play? >> that's such a good question stephanie. i don't know. the racial role in this case is more appropriate than it ever was in simpson. she didn't divorce him because he was black, and he didn't kill her because she was white. it was hoisted into the mix for the purposes of manipulating the jury pool. but in this case it is legitimately on the table. he is targeting trayvon because he is black. if there was a white guy walking around i don't think he would be blinked an eye. yeah, well if five of the six
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burglaries, in the past however long were by african american men. oh, that means every single time -- >> stephanie: yeah to a layperson it seems clear he racially profiled this kid, stocked him, and killed him. that's what is fascinating. the rest of us is like what? he was told to stay in his car -- and he is calling him the suspect, right? >> yeah. >> he is suspected of being black. >> yeah, suspected -- walking while black as they say. and he is calling them this stuff that after the killing -- to the police in his statements. oh, my god. you know, and it is a really clear mind set of what you thought. to me it starts in the beginning when he says he was sitting in his suv with the engine running and the lights on, and he claims
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that trayvon martin was circling him and staring him down. really? was he trying to tackle you in your suv? >> stephanie: yeah. >> that's the testimony of his friend. he was on the phone with her, during his last moments just before everything went down with george zimmerman. she heard the beginning of the confrontation, when he said to george zimmerman, why are you following me? and zimmerman saying what are you doing here? and then trayvon saying get off of me. and then the phone goes dead. the question is whether rachel is credible. this brings me to the gender question, which is so fascinating to me. i have asked men and women, and the women find her much more credible than the men do.
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no question she had an attitude on the witness standard. this frequently happens. witnesses come in who don't want to be there. they hate being involved. the ones who want to be there are usually trouble. >> stephanie: right. >> but he was also putting her on trial wasn't he? >> i think they were being very hard on her, because she was so crucial. she was fighting with the defense attorney because she was misterable on the witness stand. she explained, i'm though last one to talk to him. i feel horrible about this. i got it. it made complete sense. >> stephanie: and the other thing is this whole -- again, as a layperson it seems so counter intuitive that it was george zimmerman screaming. help, help i have a gun, and you don't. you have skittels.
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>> help i have a gun and i'm 50 pounds heavier? [ laughter ] >> stephanie: right. how do you think that is going to play? >> that one is up for grabs. predictably this is a volleyball that would go back and forth over the net quite a bit. and what side it actually lands on -- i'm not sure. to me almost -- from the jump, i heard the voice -- and it sounded like a young boy's voice. teenage guys -- and i had two of them, they -- there's a little cracking to it there's a high register it to that a man doesn't have, particularly a man of his size, and i understand that your voice under stress gets higher, but there's no way
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to me that sounds like zimmerman, but lodgely speaking where the jury may fall on trayvon's side of this, is the point you made, stephanie. it was the moment the shot was fired, silence. the screaming stopped. now if you are the one who had the gun -- you are the one who fired the shot, you are still making some kind of sound afterwards. help me, call the police, but there is nothing. >> stephanie: exactly. marcia it sounds like you are predicting a manslaughter conviction? >> i think there's better money on that that second degree. but you never know. but it's also possible that there is an acquittal, and that's why you just don't know what side of things they are going to reason with, and the defense's burden is only to raise a reasonable doubt. >> stephanie: yeah. >> if they feel that zimmerman
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really reasonably believed in his own imminent death -- the state has to disprove it. the state has to disprove justifiable homicide as well as prove their own case. and that's a lot. >> if zimmerman does walk he will be looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life. >> oh, yeah. >> stephanie: the one thing that we can all be sure of is your new block killer ambition will be awesome, because every time i get one of your books, one of my friends has thieved it off of me, and i have to beg for another one. thank you honey. >> love you guys. >> stephanie: she is awesome. forty-mine minutes after the hour, right back on the "stephanie miller show." >> announcer: pull over, you are dwl dwl, driving while laughing.
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♪ ♪ yo ♪ >> announcer: stephanie miller. ♪ let's kick it ♪ ♪ nice nice, baby ♪ >> stephanie: it occurs to me we have all of the rappers gq magazine, of the 25 worst rappers of all time. >> who is number 1? >> stephanie: insane clown posse. >> that's fair. >> stephanie: can the republican primary field, because they were
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the original insane clown posse -- [♪ circus music ♪] >> hey! hey! >> stephanie: jay-z, jim will not forgive robert de niro. he has no plans to bury the hatchet. the actor confronted him about not returning his calls. >> really? >> he has no enthusiasm for calling me. >> is that like a tribeca thing? >> stephanie: i don't know. >> and then he mentions de niro in his biggest hit. in the new york song. >> stephanie: guess who is number one for being the douchiest singer of all time. justin bieber who has apologized to bill clinton. he is leaving a restaurant and pees in a bucket. someone clean that up, i guess. >> yeah. uh-huh. >> stephanie: he sprays a photo of bill clinton with cleaning liquid for some reason saying
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[ censor bleep ] bill clinton. and then called bill clinton to apologize. >> for glass spiegel maybe. >> i think it is great that he called bill clinton to apologize, he is leaving with his suck-ups he urinates in the bucket, his friends film it and then sprays cleaning product on to bill clinton, and says f-bill clinton. careful what you wish for punk. then he calls bill clinton. and he allegedly forgave him. i want to think the president said, dude, the real person you need to apologize to is the janitorial staff member who has to clean your human waste out of that bucket. he needs to apologize to the restaurant, and the rest of us for looking like the lost love child of vanilla ice.
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>> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: if you are a justin bieber believer -- >> stephanie: paula dean has fired her legal counsel. >> now? >> stephanie: did you see where they let the 9/11 mastermind design a vacuum cleaner? >> yeah. >> stephanie: i think that sucks. [♪ circus music ♪] >> these are the jokes, folks. >> i guess that is the prize for being the longest water boarder in history. >> stephanie: the ap reporting the cia got what they needed from him. we didn't want him to go nuts said one cia officer, so they allowed him to design a vacuum
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cleaner, and he has become a big harry potter fan. >> really? >> stephanie: now a warning in a harry potter book? john fugelsang hosts the "viewpoint" show here on the current tv network. >> yeah we had michael moore on for half of the show. >> stephanie: oh, my god. >> steph it's great to hear you. >> stephanie: i have missed you too. see you monday on the "stephanie miller show." >> have a great weekend. >> thanks, john. ♪
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